Race Day is Hheeaahh!

It’s here!! Race day – wooo hooo!! 😀 I’m gonna kick this 5 K’s butt. I’m really excited, because not only is this my first race of the season, but it’s the first of my life!

I’m about to take off, and I think I’m all ready. Now I’m just waiting on Missy to get here so Shane can drive us there. He’s going to be our photographer 😀

Getting nervous…

For my pre-race dinner, I had Avanti’s. This place is a central Illinois staple, and has great (cheap!) Italian food. They deliver, which is freakin’ awesome, so we had Avanti’s a la take out.

I had chicken parmesana, with a big ol’ hunk a bread.

I almost ate it all, and it almost knocked my head off! So good. How’s that for carbing up 😉

Afterward, I settled in my comfy clothes for ultimate relaxation time! The rest of the night included lots of being horizontal while watching One Tree Hill and Enterouge marathons.

I think I could call that a perfect night! Well, maybe if I had a glass of wine, too. However, this was a nice substitution.

Oh, yes I did! Banana ice cream twice in a week. Hells yeah! Tonight I added some of these bad boys:

They added in an awesome flavor! And it was a nice way to change it up. And as always, I made some raw syrup to go on top 🙂

I almost had some of these guys…

…they are pretty good. I got to try em out – Thanks Late July! They’re nice for a healthy version of the sugar-filled cookie sandwiches. I’d buy them myself. But I didn’t have them, and instead had a nice calming mug of sleepy time tea, to put any nerves to rest (pun intended ;-))

This morning I woke up cursing myself for being up so early on a Saturday bright eyed and bushy tailed around 5:00, and made my oatmeal in a jar first thing (after coffee of course.)

Deliciousness. I ate it so early because I didn’t want to have stomach cramps while running. I usually don’t eat prior to working out in the a.m., so I’m a little nervous. How do you fuel (or not fuel) for your early morning workouts?

Well I’m off to go run! Don’t worry there will be lots of pictures and a re-cap! 😀

I might be able to do a post run post, but we’ll be in a hurry to get on the road for the Jimmy Buffett concert, so we’ll see. I might stash the lap top just in case. But this might be the only post.

Wish me luck!! 😀

8 Responses

  1. I cannot wait to hear how it went, doll! I am sure you did fabulouuuuuuuuuuus!

  2. Good luck. It's 74 degrees at 7:30 a.m. in IL, so I'd better get my walk/run in early too. I'll be thiking of you:-)

  3. I was eating oatmeal before working out but I started to get stomach cramps (like you) so now I eat a piece of whole wheat toast with PB pre workout, and my regular breakfast post-workout.


  4. Can't wait to see how you do at the race! If I wake up really early to workout, I usually don't eat beforehand. Otherwise, my favorite pre race breakfast is this peanut butter quinoa recipe that I found online. It's so good and protein packed!

  5. Good luck and enjoy your concert 🙂

  6. Thanks every one! The 5K was awesome!! Post going up about it in a couple hours 😀

  7. Hope you had a great race!!

  8. yay i read you rocked the race! awesome! usually i have cereal before i work out (don't have fiber one tho…or you'll be cursing yourself and your bowels) right now i'm experimenting with like instant oats and yogurt- the yogurt is a little acidic on the tummy tho. fruit iwth pb is a cool choice.

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